Sunday, February 22, 2015

S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii Kamen Rider Blade King Form Part 5 [Final]

Slight design change

More action poses to start off this final posting in the review on S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii Kamen Rider Blade King Form. ^^

With support using Soul Stage Act 3 Action Support Clear Type.

Comparison with another variation of Kamen Rider Blade in S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii format: the Jack form:

Comparison with Jack Form's extended Blay Rouzer to reveal the full beauty of the same weapon included for King Form if the details were fully painted: ^^;

Besides the lack of paint details on the "blank" side of King Form's Blay Rouzer, the front side of the knuckle guard/Rouse Card storage rack is missing some colors as well.

Jack Form's extended Blay Rouzer is about 1.5cm longer than its King Form counterpart.

Comparison with the original S.I.C. version:

Closeups on the details:

The Kiwami Damashii version's goggles are of much brighter red.

The Kiwami Damashii version has a pair of golden stripes that extend from the bottom of its chest armor into either thigh armor.

The two Undead emblems on the S.I.C. version have been "relocated" to the Kiwami Damashii version's bicep armors.

The Rouzer Absorber on the Kiwami Damashii version has a metallic teal background, matching its chest emblem. It's red instead on the S.I.C. version.


[King Rouzer]

While the paint work and detailing levels are obviously very different between the two versions' King Rouzer, it's still good to see that there's consistency in terms of their overall design and proportion. ^^

Despite the massive size difference, I think the S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii version deserves a lot of credit for its impressive paint work and detailing. It's obviously not on par with the larger S.I.C. version, but the final quality is good enough for a figure of this small size. The delicate sculpt work and detailing that allows all the Undead emblems to be revealed clearly is very impressive, especially when they are so closely replicated in comparison to the larger S.I.C. version. ^^ Then again, it's a shame that the overall quality is not consistent. As I mentioned in Part 2, I would rather pay more for this figure to have a better paint work applied to its two swords, then to have to accept the fact that the quality is only up to this "discounted" level just because its selling price could not go beyond the barrier set by the manufacturing company. ^^;

All in all, this is a great S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii representation of Kamen Rider Blade King Form. The figure itself is very beautiful, and fun to play with despite having no special articulation or weapon gimmick. The only disappointment, a pretty significant one at that, is of course the one-sided paint work on King Rouzer and Blay Rouzer, a point which has been repeated so many times throughout this review. ^^; If you're willing to accept that flaw, or if you're determined enough to paint the missing details yourself, as mentioned in Part 2, then it should be a small matter. ^^

All reviews on S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii Kamen Rider Blade King Form:
Part 1: Shrunk royalty
Part 2: One-sided beauty
Part 3: Typical design
Part 4: A sword so poorly painted the hand refuses to hold it properly
Part 5 [Final]: Slight design change

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